Myan­mar video probe

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

YANGON: Au­thor­i­ties in Myan­mar will in­ves­ti­gate a video that ap­pears to show mem­bers of the armed forces beat­ing, kick­ing and vi­o­lently in­ter­ro­gat­ing sev­eral peo­ple, the govern­ment said yes­ter­day.

Hu­man rights ad­vo­cates urged the govern­ment of No­bel Peace Prize win­ner Aung San Suu Kyi to in­ves­ti­gate af­ter the footage, show­ing sol­diers kick­ing men in the face, as well as hold­ing a ma­chete to a man’s throat, went viral.

The clip sur­faced on so­cial me­dia, as some of Myan­mar’s armed rebel groups gath­ered last week in the cap­i­tal, Naypyi­daw, for peace talks with the mil­i­tary and Suu Kyi. Reuters

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